Students meet at flagpole as part of national prayer movement

Brooke Scanlon organized the student-led prayer event

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Brooke Scanlon organized the student-led prayer event "See You at the Pole" today before school.

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Eighteen students met at 7 a.m. today to participate in “See You at the Pole,” a national prayer movement. 

Sophomore Brooke Scanlon planned and led the event after her sister participated at Harrison Middle School last year. 

“I was really happy with the turnout. I honestly didn’t know how many people would come,” Scanlon said. 

“See You at the Pole” is a student-led prayer movement that is held at the flagpole of many schools on the last Wednesday of September, which fell on Sept. 25 this year. 

A group of Texas students founded this movement in 1990 after feeling compelled to pray. They meet at their school flagpole for the first “See You at the Pole” event.

Scanlon learned today that senior Alex Bradley had been praying at the pole by himself on “See You at the Pole” day for the past three years.

“It’s inspiring to know that someone has been doing this by themselves for three years,” Scanlon said, “I know we would have prayed with him had we known he was praying by himself.”

Scanlon hopes that more people will attend next year. 

“I hope we can set a precedent for future years and continue to gather at the pole for national “See You at the Pole” day,” Scanlon said.